5th Circuit Vacates Remand, Orders Consideration Of Further Removal Issues
(March 24, 2016, 2:01 PM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — Survivor claims sound in strict liability and require vacating remand of an asbestos action and consideration of whether a ship yard has a colorable federal defense, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held March 22 (Lorita M. Savoie, et al. v. Huntington Ingalls Inc., et al., No. 15-30514, 5th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 5328).
(Opinion available. Document #01-160413-001Z.)
Joseph Savoie worked at the Avondale Shipyard between 1948 and 1996. During this time, the ship yard primarily serviced U.S. Navy and Coast...